Dr Frankenstien gets his hands on a transit bus.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by natedog39, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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  2. natedog39

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    The options are endless if you look in the right places. That thing looks pretty gnarly.
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  3. dagwood

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    4x is a must. :lol3
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  4. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    My work had a van almost exactly like that with a Chevy chassis and a 350 I think. We gave it to a vendor for a $300 "donation". He is going to make a hauler/party/sleeper van out of it for his jeeping and dune buggy outings.
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  5. Boatman

    Boatman Upward and onward!!

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    Hey Nate,,, ran across this rig yesterday,,,maybe some more inspiration????

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  6. Illiumrider

    Illiumrider Been here awhile

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    Nope, back when I had a blazer and a ktm i made a 2 place hauler for the trailer hitch out of iron....but prob could hold a gs or two. Prob best for a large truck/van with a square reciever if anyone has the need for such a setup--send me a pm.

    I think ive seen a hauler like that one on hoosick st....pretty sweet setup.

    Speaking of the gs, it took me to some pretty nice parts of green, albany and schoarie county today:D
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  7. NEVERLOST

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    :fall I am not sure what the over/under on this project is, but I will take the under. I do salute your balls for trying.
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  8. natedog39

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    That's it right there,,,,,,those things are big big bucks.

    I'm shootin for somethin just like that but Ghetto style,,,,,and with my personal touch.:nod
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  9. natedog39

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    I'm not sure what the over under is either.:confused

    What's up,,,ya don't think I can do it?:ear
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    I pulled er out of the hole the other day and gave it a good washin.
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    I had to take a little break over the weekend to do some camping and spend some time with my bike which I've been neglecting of late.
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    The air tanks and fuel tank came out today.
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    Getting the fuel tank out was quite a job ,,,,that sumbitch is BIG.
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  13. natedog39

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    Tomorrow the plan is to seperate the last of the body support structure from the rear end cap and remove it from the frame.

    This will ease getting to the frame to move the rear axle back.
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  14. natedog39

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    The Mrs's and I took a little ride for ice cream this evening and spied this on the way home.
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  15. Stagehand

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    You going to cut the frame forward of the axle and 180 the rear section? splice it back on? :ear
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  16. natedog39

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    Say what?:confused

    The frame is staying intact,,,,the structure that supported the body is coming off and going back on to be the support for what is destined to be the bed area.

    I could leave it in place but it's worth taking off to access the frame rails to move the axle back.:nod
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  17. Doorguy1979

    Doorguy1979 Dreamridin'

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    Looking good, you have alot more time to work on your's than I do mine, and mine is a MUCH smaller project.

    Again, can't wait to see this, good looking job so far.

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  18. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Hey Nate, sorry about the jumbled message, I was just calling to give you some encouragement:D Looking good!
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    Cool,,,,,thanks. It's coming along well.:thumb
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    I do have a day job but I'm home by 4 pm and usually hot after it.
    Matta fact i'm gittin ready to head out to the garage now I just wish it wasn't a 100 friggin degrees out.